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Gender: Male Meaning of Omar: "eloquent" Origin of Omar: Arabic Omar's Popularity in 2017: #229

The name Omar is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "eloquent". Omar is ranked #229 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Omar has a perfect mix of exoticism and familiarity, with the additional plus of a strong, open initial O. Commonly used among Muslim families, Omar was long associated with twelfth century Persian poet Omar Khayyam, though it sounds anything but ancient now.

More recent well known bearers have been World War II General Omar Bradley and actors Omar Sharif(born Michael) and Omar Epps.

Omar is also mentioned in the Old Testament book of Genesis.

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Famous People Named Omar

Omar Khayyam, polymath poet, physician, philosopher, mathematician
Omar Sharif (born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub), Egyptian actor
Omar Hashim Epps, American actor
Omar Rodríguez-López, American guitarist
Omar Brown, American football player
Omar Bolden, American football player
Omar Gaither, American football player
Omar Gonzalez, American soccer player
Omar Salgado, American soccer player
Omar Gooding, American actor/rapper
Omar Borkan Al Gala, Emirati poet, actor and photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Omar

Omar, character in TV show "The Wire"
Omar Strong, character in Jill Williamson's "The Safe Lands" trilogy

Umar, Ommar, Oomer, Odemar, Otmar, Odomar, Omaire, Omarr, Omer, Omri, Othmar, Omavi, Ottmar, Ommo, Ummo

Omar's International Variations

Omavi, Omari, Omarr (Swahili)


MonikerWanderer Says:


Really cute. It reminds me of Oscar, without the connection to Oscar the Grouch. 100% usable.

RoddyThlayli Says:


This name always makes me think of math word problems.

lesliemarion Says:


To me this is one of the sexiest male names.

Jennifer Kelly Says:


This is my dog's name.